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Incumbents Sweep Gloucester Twp. School Board Race

Voters give Raymond Carr, William Fontanez and Felicia Reid new three-year terms.

UPDATE, 5:19 p.m. 11/7: Unofficial results from all 40 districts in Gloucester Township have all three incumbents—Raymond Carr, William Fontanez and Felicia Reid—winning.

Carr received 10,180 votes, Fontanez 9,535, and Reid 8,773.

Challenger Theodore Liddell finished with 8,409 votes.

Provisional ballots must be counted before Camden County election officials can certify the election result.

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Incumbents appear to have swept this year's Gloucester Township Public Schools Board of Education election.

With results from 38 of 40 districts in as of early Wednesday morning, Raymond Carr, William Fontanez and Felicia Reid each appeared to have won new three-year terms in Tuesday's election—the first-ever November Gloucester Township school board election.

Carr had received the most votes, with 9,897, according to unofficial results released by Camden County Tuesday night. Fontanez and Reid received 9,302 votes and 8,563 votes, respectively, to apparently wrap up the two other seats.

Challenger Theodore Liddell had received 8,183 votes, according to the unofficial results from 38 of 40 districts.

In addition to the results from the two remaining districts, the county must count provisional ballots before certifying the election results.

Fontanez, who is Camden County undersheriff, joined the board in December after being selected to complete the unexpired term of Edna Ceccanecchio, who stepped down for personal reasons.

School elections historically have been held in late April in New Jersey. A bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie in mid-January gave school districts the option of maintaining April elections or moving to the same day as November elections.

School elections moved to November earlier this year must continue to be held in November through at least 2015, according to state law.

In Camden County, only the Haddon Heights school district stuck with an April election.

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